Saturday, August 21, 2010

Running free with the spirit of the wind...

With the temperatures finally dipping below the triple "H" category…Hot, Humid, and Horrible…I was able to let the Sibes run free and wild in the backyard this afternoon. As any Sibe owner can attest to, watching them is truly a glorious site to behold. Okay, well, at first it’s crazy, wild, and on the side of mayhem as they pile down off the deck almost riding each other piggy-back style to get to the "other side." First I need to explain the "normal side." The Sibes own not only our deck, which has had a roof constructed over it just for them, but they also have their own yard to chase yard trespassers (a/k/a squirrels, birds, possums, groundhogs, etc.),  dig, gather tree branches, and, well, do their personal business. That’s their typical run. Then there is the "other side."
Oh, yes, that is the fun play side of the yard where they can run like the wind, wrestle, fly, fetch, spin, and just be free-spirited Siberian Huskies. When it’s the cooler season, they get to play on that coveted side daily, but during the summer season, they run and play so hard over there, that I keep them out of there on the hot days so they don’t overheat. Today was a cooler day. After such a hot (and I imagine boring for a Sibe) streak, they were in Husky Heaven as they ran wild. It reminded me of a racetrack when the announcer calls out, "And they’rrrrrrre off!"
It was indeed a wonderful thing to watch. Although, they did skid out of control a few times right into me, their Hu-Mom! I have a few bruises, but it's all worth it! Watching them play and run free as they were bred to be certainly makes me very proud to be a Sibe Mom and moves me to wish for snow in the forecast...just for them!


  1. Oh how I wish I khould be running with THAT pakhk too!


  2. They look like they are having so much fun. We are still waiting for that cooldown that encourages the zoomies. Ciara tries all the time to lure TD into a race, but it is just too hot for him. A roof over the deck - hmmmmmm - now there's an idea for the Momster.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  4. Wooo that looks like so much fun. I sometimes wish I had some sibe siblings to run with rather than my huge brother and my little brother.

    Enjoy your cooler day, heres to our snow dance :)

    Khumbu x

  5. What a great description. Nothing like watching them run, twist and turn at full speed and then collide in a wrestling mass - only to break and run again.

  6. It is such a great sight seeing them go crazy at freedom. Great pictures. How awesome that you have a second yard for them to run free. I'm jealous. I hope to have one someday soon. Enjoy the break in the heat and the free entertaninment!!

  7. I love this! I wish my dog had a place to full out run. Your dogs are having the best time.